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Hope ii

sunrise

Let the sadness depart, let the night turn over;

Life’s peace* will but dawn, if I rise to greet her.

 

By Arif uz Zaman

May 2002

* Salaam is ‘peace’ in Arabic.

For the PROBLEMATIC poem to which this is the reply, read Shadow.

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Ache

Alone-Manrock_underground

 

 

An Ache. Always an ache.

The terrible struggle of days and aeons

And from this trembling body I gaze aghast at my terrestial hand that shakes,

Severed, in front of my face across the space,

Almost light years away in this enclosure.

But it is real. Continue reading

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